YAI Direct Support Professional - Registered Behavior Technician (DSP-RBT) in West Milford - 1463 Macopin Rd, New York
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Key/Essential Functions & Responsibilities
Responsible for the overall supervision, protection, and care of the individual at all times including maintenance of house rules for the protection of individuals, facilitating learning and training in fire safety and identifying and appropriately escalating signs of an individual’s potential harm to self or others.
Provides support in a variety of settings and in accordance with each person’s individualized service and behavior support plans, utilizing support skills for people with moderate to complex levels of need.
Ensures health, wellness and safety by providing appropriate supervision of the people we support and by managing crisis situations while adhering to policies, procedures and regulations
Ensures implementation of plans of protective oversight, as well Individual Behavior Support Plans (IBSPs)/ Individualized Program Plans (IPPs) for all people we support.
Maintains a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment. Ensures maintenance upkeep and safety based on facility/program structure. Utilizes safe & appropriate handing procedures when working with individuals.
Assists individuals in maximizing their strengths, interests, and abilities, upholding their personal rights, providing emotional support and building positive relationships
Supports people to meet personal goals that characterize quality of life, engages in respectful communications/conversations through person-first language, encourages socializing and facilitates activities that provide social capital and connections to the community.
Ensures person-centered plans are implemented and assists with a variety of tasks for people we support, as appropriate/authorized, including:
Providing personal care
Assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs)
Ensuring that medication is administered as prescribed, according to guidelines
Supporting person-centered advocacy with the individual
Assisting in communication, self-expression and resolving disputes amongst individuals
Facilitating ethical decision making
Planning and preparing balanced meals and snacks for people we support in accordance with dietary restrictions and guidelines of specific individuals.
Transporting and escorting individuals on recreational activities, medical appointments, home visits etc.
Assisting people with making purchases, as well as safeguarding personal allowance funds and any additional funds provided
Completes and maintains all necessary trainings based on program and position to ensure compliance with YAI policies and licensing regulations and applies skills.
Reviews communication logs daily and makes entries of events, progress notes, services and/or information; collects and enters data as part of daily operations using an electronic health record.
Reviews and completes all other required paperwork and documentation to ensure compliance and/or billing, as applicable, completely and accurately and within appropriate timeframes (e.g., notifications, logging, incident reports, update files, maintenance requests, phone calls, tracking of incidents and evening and weekend reports).
Maintains a therapeutic environment through a variety of methods: Personal Outcome Measures, Person Centered Thinking, Informed Decision Making and Trauma-Informed Approaches.
Serves as a member of a highly effective team (teamwork w/in the circle of support), providing feedback and communicating programmatic needs to members of team and maintaining a solution-oriented approach during conflicts.
Consults with program leadership, clinical and other direct support staff to ensure streamlined and top-quality care for individuals and attends and actively participates in team meetings.
Using foundational teaching skills (EMOE, task analysis, essential skills, supports and modifications, etc.) and progressive teaching
Complies with all Federal, State, Local and other relevant regulatory agency requirements, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Completes and maintains Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requirements for RBT certification.
Demonstrates and models all skills of DSP/RBT with a person centered and trauma informed approach
Under appropriate supervision:
Participates in the development of treatment plans
Develops and maintains understanding specialized clinical knowledge for person specific needs (supporting adults, challenging behaviors, autism spectrum disorders, complex medical needs)
Implements Behavior Support Plans (BSPs).
Collects, records, and summarizes data on observable individual’s behavior.
Observes and reports any change in behavior, or other signs and symptoms, to a supervisor
Effectively communicates with authorized representative regarding individual progress as instructed by the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.
Performs all other duties, as assigned
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
YAI was launched in February of 1957 out of a small school in Brooklyn, New York. Initially staffed by Co-Founders Bert MacLeech and Pearl Maze MacLeech alone, their pilot program served just seven people. According to Bert, from its very beginning YAI has been dedicated to providing innovative services for the I/DD (intellectual and/or developmental disabilities) community. MacLeech envisioned a, “total life adjustment approach, emphasizing personal growth, social responsibility, employment goals, and the development of independence for the individual.” At a time when institutional living was the norm for people with I/DD, this vision was nothing short of revolutionary.
Today, YAI has a team of over 4,000 employees and supports over 20,000 people in the I/DD community. This extraordinary growth shows the ongoing need for these important services, and YAI’s success in offering them. YAI supports people with autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy, among others. Operating throughout Downstate New York and Northern New Jersey, YAI now offers more than 300 programs for people of all ages.
At YAI, we are driven by our mission of living, loving, working, and learning. This applies not only to the people we support, but to our staff as well. Commitment and passion for the work continue to unite employees and drive the organization forward. Empowering the people we support to reach their goals remains at the heart of our organization.